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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test
# Different Ball Game
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# Different Ball Game

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test

Nov 14th 2021, 5:08 PM 17,125 Views 5 Comments

‘They were able to play a fantastic match. There’s no superlative available to describe their performance,’ the coach added.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 November, 2021

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series From The42
Live Nov 13th 2021, 2:59 PM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series

Four wins, two defeats and plenty of magic – Beauden Barrett's record against Ireland From The42

Four wins, two defeats and plenty of magic – Beauden Barrett's record against Ireland

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 14,039 Views 1 Comment

The out-half has enjoyed plenty of strong performances in his six previous appearances against Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 November, 2021

Can Andy Farrell's new faces match the All Blacks? Talking points ahead of Ireland-New Zealand
# William Hill
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# William Hill

Can Andy Farrell's new faces match the All Blacks? Talking points ahead of Ireland-New Zealand

Nov 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 5,240 Views 1 Comment

The Aviva Stadium hosts a highly-anticipated Test on Saturday afternoon.

'Everyone is aware that every part of our game has to step up' - Ryan
# Locked And Loaded
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# Locked And Loaded

'Everyone is aware that every part of our game has to step up' - Ryan

Nov 12th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,322 Views 1 Comment

James Ryan says when that he thinks about New Zealand, he thinks of the 2019 World Cup loss more than the 2018 win in Dublin.

'If you’re an Irish rugby player, this is the place to be' - Farrell confident squad are ready for All Blacks
# Up For It
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# Up For It

'If you’re an Irish rugby player, this is the place to be' - Farrell confident squad are ready for All Blacks

Nov 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,207 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland head coach says his team will set out to take their game to New Zealand.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 11 November, 2021

'They've got more threats in attack than perhaps they would have had 24 months ago'
# Foster
From The42
# Foster

'They've got more threats in attack than perhaps they would have had 24 months ago'

Nov 11th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,058 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster sees an evolution in the way Ireland play.

Scoring tries only a small part of the package for in-form Conway
# All Rounder
From The42
# All Rounder

Scoring tries only a small part of the package for in-form Conway

Nov 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,147 Views 8 Comments

The winger scored a hat-trick against Japan, but took as much pride from his work without the ball.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Sexton urges Ireland to be clinical in the face of All Blacks' intensity
# Taking Your Chances
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# Taking Your Chances

Sexton urges Ireland to be clinical in the face of All Blacks' intensity

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 12:02 PM 13,924 Views 16 Comments

The out-half has faced New Zealand 13 times in his career with Ireland and the Lions, winning on three occasions.

'My most enjoyable game so far' - Doris thrives in Ireland's new attacking set-up
# Mixing It Up
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# Mixing It Up

'My most enjoyable game so far' - Doris thrives in Ireland's new attacking set-up

Nov 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,495 Views 8 Comments

The versatile back-rower hopes Ireland can continue to play positive rugby when New Zealand come to town on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'One out-half isn’t going to win you the World Cup, you need two'
# ROG
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# ROG

'One out-half isn’t going to win you the World Cup, you need two'

Nov 9th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,457 Views 25 Comments

Ronan O’Gara says Ireland need to be careful in managing their out-halves ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Performance of Jamison Gibson-Park leaves Andy Farrell facing a big selection call
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

Performance of Jamison Gibson-Park leaves Andy Farrell facing a big selection call

Nov 9th 2021, 12:00 PM 23,120 Views 43 Comments

The Leinster scrum-half made a number of positive contributions in Saturday’s defeat of Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 8 November, 2021

Robbie Henshaw returns to training as Ireland prepare for New Zealand
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Robbie Henshaw returns to training as Ireland prepare for New Zealand

Nov 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 25,094 Views 39 Comments

However Munster’s Gavin Coombes will not train this week due to illness.

Hard work paying off as Josh van der Flier grows as an attacking option
# Dynamic
From The42
# Dynamic

Hard work paying off as Josh van der Flier grows as an attacking option

Nov 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,460 Views 1 Comment

The flanker says Ireland will look to play with the same attacking intent on display against Japan when New Zealand visit Dublin this weekend.

'There’s still a bit of teething' - Porter settling back into life at loosehead From The42

'There’s still a bit of teething' - Porter settling back into life at loosehead

Nov 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,619 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland prop has moved back across the scrum from tighthead.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'I spent a lot of time over the years thinking of that moment' - Sheehan soaks up debut
# Dan The Man
From The42
# Dan The Man

'I spent a lot of time over the years thinking of that moment' - Sheehan soaks up debut

Nov 6th 2021, 6:20 PM 7,172 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster hooker came on against Japan to win his first international cap for Ireland.

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Autumn Nations Series From The42
Live Nov 6th 2021, 12:16 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Autumn Nations Series

'You've got to be confident in your skills' - Getting to grips with Japan's demanding gameplan
# New Face
From The42
# New Face

'You've got to be confident in your skills' - Getting to grips with Japan's demanding gameplan

Nov 6th 2021, 9:15 AM 3,941 Views 6 Comments

Panasonic Knights player Dylan Riley makes his first Test start for Japan today.

His role is changing, but Peter O'Mahony remains an important figure for Ireland
# Elder Statesman
From The42
# Elder Statesman

His role is changing, but Peter O'Mahony remains an important figure for Ireland

Nov 6th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,012 Views 14 Comments

The flanker is by far the most experienced back row player in Andy Farrell’s squad.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 4 November, 2021

'He's definitely a unique type of force' - Murray on Sexton, Lions fallout and long-term goals
# Shared Journey
From The42
# Shared Journey

'He's definitely a unique type of force' - Murray on Sexton, Lions fallout and long-term goals

Nov 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,488 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half offered a fascinating insight into what makes his half-back partner tick.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Fire still burning as Sexton prepares for 100 cap milestone
# Leading By Example
From The42
# Leading By Example

Fire still burning as Sexton prepares for 100 cap milestone

Updated Nov 3rd 2021, 8:38 AM 12,432 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s captain remains as determined and driven as ever.

'He’s a hell of a player' - Furlong excited by Porter's move across the front row
# Dynamic Duo
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# Dynamic Duo

'He’s a hell of a player' - Furlong excited by Porter's move across the front row

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,578 Views 11 Comments

The Leinster pair could both start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

'In an ideal world I'd love to keep going' - Sexton hopes to agree new contract in 2022
# Still The Man
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# Still The Man

'In an ideal world I'd love to keep going' - Sexton hopes to agree new contract in 2022

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 8:05 PM 15,952 Views 19 Comments

The out-half remains a hugely important figure for Ireland just two years out from the 2023 World Cup.

Ireland braced for Japan's 'shock factor' - Henderson
# Weather The Storm
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# Weather The Storm

Ireland braced for Japan's 'shock factor' - Henderson

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:25 PM 4,916 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster lock also discussed his criticism of Lions head coach Warren Gatland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Six uncapped players named in Ireland women's squad for November Tests
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Six uncapped players named in Ireland women's squad for November Tests

Oct 27th 2021, 11:22 AM 7,610 Views 3 Comments

A 33-player panel has been announced to face the USA and Japan at the RDS next month.

Springbok great Bryan Habana backs Simon Zebo to shine for Ireland
# Gamechanger
From The42
# Gamechanger

Springbok great Bryan Habana backs Simon Zebo to shine for Ireland

Oct 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,531 Views 6 Comments

The 2007 World Cup winner also had plenty of praise for Munster centre Damian de Allende, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

'You’re always changing, trying to improve' - Sexton showing no signs of slowing down
# Leading The Way
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# Leading The Way

'You’re always changing, trying to improve' - Sexton showing no signs of slowing down

Oct 27th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,973 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland captain remains the man in possession of the number 10 jersey ahead of the autumn internationals.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Sexton and Ireland head into autumn internationals with one eye on France 2023
# Planning Ahead
From The42
# Planning Ahead

Sexton and Ireland head into autumn internationals with one eye on France 2023

Oct 26th 2021, 12:06 PM 18,519 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland captain says the squad have already spoken about the next Rugby World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor

Oct 21st 2021, 11:06 AM 15,132 Views 6 Comments

The change will take place following November’s Autumn Test matches.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 15 October, 2021

'There was a little phase there when I was thinking, 'Yeah, this is no craic at all''
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

'There was a little phase there when I was thinking, 'Yeah, this is no craic at all''

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 8:32 AM 27,045 Views 24 Comments

Munster lock Jean Kleyn on enjoying his rugby again, Ireland ambitions and Anthony Foley.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Connacht hoping new system can 'empower' Jack Carty
# Pulling The Strings
From The42
# Pulling The Strings

Connacht hoping new system can 'empower' Jack Carty

Oct 13th 2021, 7:15 AM 6,127 Views 9 Comments

The out-half says he has held positive discussions with Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

'I’ve got a few good mates in there' - Gibson-Park hoping to get a shot at All-Blacks
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

'I’ve got a few good mates in there' - Gibson-Park hoping to get a shot at All-Blacks

Oct 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,169 Views 11 Comments

New Zealand play Ireland at the Aviva Stadium next month.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 1 October, 2021

Ireland's new home and away jerseys for 2021/22 campaign unveiled
# Launch
From The42
# Launch

Ireland's new home and away jerseys for 2021/22 campaign unveiled

Oct 1st 2021, 11:23 AM 11,246 Views 9 Comments

Released in men’s and women’s, the shirts will be worn for the first time this autumn.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 17 September, 2021

50-man Ireland squad gathers for one-day camp at High Performance Centre
# Squad Goals
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# Squad Goals

50-man Ireland squad gathers for one-day camp at High Performance Centre

Sep 17th 2021, 11:29 AM 12,500 Views 11 Comments

Ireland have a busy schedule of games over the next year.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Philip Browne to retire as CEO of IRFU after 23-year stint
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Philip Browne to retire as CEO of IRFU after 23-year stint

Sep 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 19,703 Views 14 Comments

The IRFU say they have commenced a detailed search for a replacement.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'I was jealous and wished I was there' - Sexton opens up on Lions omission
# Tough To Take
From The42
# Tough To Take

'I was jealous and wished I was there' - Sexton opens up on Lions omission

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 7,803 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland captain says he found it difficult to watch the summer tour to South Africa.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 July, 2021

'I don’t feel hard done by, I feel disappointed that I haven’t kicked on more'
# Aiming High
From The42
# Aiming High

'I don’t feel hard done by, I feel disappointed that I haven’t kicked on more'

Jul 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,818 Views 6 Comments

Connacht out-half Jack Carty turned down offers from overseas in order to try play his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'The Six Nations, I kind of left without any answers' - Cooney opens up on Ireland frustration
# Out Of The Picture
From The42
# Out Of The Picture

'The Six Nations, I kind of left without any answers' - Cooney opens up on Ireland frustration

Jul 14th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,461 Views 33 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half won the last of his 11 caps for Ireland in February 2020.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 12 July, 2021

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's autumn internationals
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's autumn internationals

Jul 12th 2021, 11:40 AM 8,620 Views 6 Comments

New Zealand are among Ireland’s upcoming opponents.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 10 July, 2021

As it happened: Ireland v US Eagles, Summer Series From The42
Live Jul 10th 2021, 6:53 PM

As it happened: Ireland v US Eagles, Summer Series